Through an initiative of the Victorian Amateur Pistol Association, on 30 November 2006 Victoria Police authorised two versions of ISSF matches to be fired with “Classic Pistols”.
The firearms allowed to be used must all be breech loading and of a type, calibre and action of a pattern in production up to 1955. An additional requirement is that the pistol is without apparent significant modification.
The “Classic Pistols” have been divided into four classes based on age of pattern with further sub sets of type and calibre.
Matches for these firearms are fired to the same rules and timing sequences specified for the ISSF 50 metre Pistol match or the Centre Fire match but with a reduced number of rounds fired - 40 scoring shots instead of 60 shots.